Pathfinder Adventure Path: Temple of the Peacock Spirit (Return of the Runelords 4 of 6)

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Temple of the Peacock Spirit (Return of the Runelords 4 of 6)

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Defy the Cult

The mysterious cult of the Peacock Spirit has risen in force, and the time is right to strike a decisive blow against the worshipers of this long-forgotten god. According to ancient texts, the cult of the Peacock Spirit was first brought to this world by none other than Runelord Xanderghul himself, and with his return, it only grows more dangerous. Nestled high in a remote valley in the daunting Kodar Mountains, the cult's stronghold is known as the Temple of the Peacock Spirit. The heroes must journey to this legendary site and confront one of Thassilon's most dangerous threats.

This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Return of the Runelords Adventure Path and includes:

  • "Temple of the Peacock Spirit," a Pathfinder adventure for 11th-level characters, by Jason Keeley.
  • An examination of the asuras, a race of vengeful fiends born from the mistakes of the gods themselves, by John Compton.
  • A presentation of several powerful occult rituals created by the runelords of Thassilon, by James Jacobs and Luis Loza.
  • A bestiary of monsters, including two new and powerful asuras, the lumbering guardians of nature known as basavans, the serpentine monstrosities known as bollas, and the enigmatic and deadly time dimensional, by Dan Cascone, John Compton, Nathan King, and Luis Loza.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-091-0

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscription.

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Preorder, expected approximately 29 Oct 2018

PDF:

Will be available for purchase approximately 14 Nov 2018

Fulfilled immediately.

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Good luck thwarting Xanderghul's return, gentlecritters. Mwahhahahah!!

Silver Crusade

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Oooo I wonder what this is on the cover, some type of Rakshasa or Oni?

Dark Archive

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Rysky wrote:
Oooo I wonder what this is on the cover, some type of Rakshasa or Oni?

It is Nikaramsa Asura from Book of the Damned hardcover bestiary


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So looks like with this and moduel 2 this is going to be a mega dungeon filled ap

Silver Crusade

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CorvusMask wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Oooo I wonder what this is on the cover, some type of Rakshasa or Oni?
It is Nikaramsa Asura from Book of the Damned hardcover bestiary

Cool, thankies.

Shadow Lodge

Yay, we might finally get to find out something about the Peacock Spirit. Because of all the tentative teasing over the years, I'm still unsure.


I think the whole point is NO ONE is sure, not even its worshippers.

Also I'm pretty sure it's not Xanderghul; It might be Zutha. But I could be wrong!


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Peacock spirit would be Xanderghul I think.

So, seems we might be preventing individual runelords from rising in this AP. I wonder with whom we'll fail. My guess is Sorshen.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber

Finally, an answer on who/what the Peacock Spirit actually is.


Mag,

That may be but I thought it was Zutha, that was closer...

Sorshen MIGHT be rising but I don't see why she'd want her other Runelord 'associates' to awaken too.

Dragon,

It's probably Jason Maoma in disguise... or else John Noble.

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Xanderghul, runelord of pride, worshipped the peacock spirit. Fitting for a prideful man i think.


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magnuskn wrote:

Peacock spirit would be Xanderghul I think.

So, seems we might be preventing individual runelords from rising in this AP. I wonder with whom we'll fail. My guess is Sorshen.

Given that Xanderghul is the master of illusion and deception, I wouldn’t be surprised if the party only *thinks* they’ve stopped him, and he re-emerges in book 6...


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Porridge wrote:
magnuskn wrote:

Peacock spirit would be Xanderghul I think.

So, seems we might be preventing individual runelords from rising in this AP. I wonder with whom we'll fail. My guess is Sorshen.

Given that Xanderghul is the master of illusion and deception, I wouldn’t be surprised if the party only *thinks* they’ve stopped him, and he re-emerges in book 6...

Yeah, that would be a nice touch. I'm sure he has chemistry level ten. :p


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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Mag,

That may be but I thought it was Zutha, that was closer...

Sorshen MIGHT be rising but I don't see why she'd want her other Runelord 'associates' to awaken too.

Dragon,

It's probably Jason Maoma in disguise... or else John Noble.

If Sorshen was rising, she could dominate all the others. Especially with the vampires of Curse of the Crimson Throne :)

Dark Archive

From the description texts of the AP volumes it sounds like Alaznist will definetly rise and be the boss encounter in book 6.
The other Runelords "rising" may be prevented or not.


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"An examination of the asuras" article? Alaznist had Yamasoth and the qlippoths in her dungeons, Karzoug was allied with the Denizens of Leng and Sorshen had a fondness for demons, now we finally get to know about Xanderghul's best pals, apparently.


Are Basavans a new type of fey or maybe of outsiders?


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I thought they were plants myself, Gold.

Dark Archive

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New asuras and asura information, most excellent!


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The time dimensional sounds interesting.


Thomas Seitz wrote:
I thought they were plants myself, Gold.

That would be just as interesting. Hope they are a group of creatures. If not, hope they are at least intelligent... ^-^'

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